Information audit


Understand the theoretical and methodological principles inherent to audit the information and information systems.
• Be able to define and implement a program and an audit methodology of information and information systems.
• Use adequate legal frameworks, standards and guidelines and know how to apply techniques and instruments inherent in the process of audit of information and information systems.

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Weekly - 3 letivas + 1 tutorial

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BARKER, R.L. (1990) ­ Information audits: designing a methodology with reference to the R & D division of a pharmaceutical company. Sheffield: University of Sheffield.
BOTHA, H. & BOON, J. A. (2003). “The information audit: principles and guidelines”. Libri, 53, pp.23­38.
BUCHANAN, S. & GIBB, F. (1998). “The information audit: an integrated strategic approach”. International Journal of Information Management, 18/1, pp. 29­47.
CARNEIRO, Alberto (2004) ­ Auditoria de sistemas de informação. 2 ed. Lisboa: FCA.
GONZÁLEZ GUITIÁN , María e DANTE, Gloria(2014) – “Metodologías y modelos para auditar la información. Análisis reflexivo”. Revista General de Información y Documentación, vol. 24, n.º 2, pp. 233­253.
HENCZEL, S. (2000). “The information audit as a first step towards effective knowledge management: an opportunity for the special librarian”. INSPEL, 34(3/4), pp. 210­226
HENCZEL, S. (2001). The information audit:A practical guide. London: K.G. Saur Munche.

Teaching method

The seminar will be developed through classroom lessons and students´ independent work. The actual classes will be theoretical and practical and will consist of moments of theoretical exposition of the themes, practical exercises, oral presentations and discussions with the students´ participation. Students should read the material that is suggested before each class. The autonomous student work should complement and deepen the knowledge acquired in the classroom, promoting independent learning by students.
It can also be carried out simulation exercises in class or in organizations.

Evaluation method

The evaluation will be made according to the following weighting: Group work (written presentation) (45%), group work (oral presentation (15%), individual texts comment (30%), participation (10%)

Subject matter

1. Theory and reference concepts in information audit.
2. The audit information in the organizational context. Strategic alignment. The audit information and other organizational audits. Certification.
3. Program and methodology of audit information. Standards for its definition. NP EN ISO 19011: 2012. Management of an audit program. Auditor profile: requirements, responsibilities, behavior. The definition of referencial, methods, techniques and audit tools. The combination of maturity models to audit programs.
4. Audit process: planning and preparation.Opening meeting. Verification activities relating to policy and planning information, applied resources, information management processes (acquisition and capture, organization, evaluation, storage, retrieval and access to information, security systems and protection of information assets. Techniques and methods of assessment audit context.


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